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Woodfordia fruticosa  

   

Botanical Name

:

Woodfordia fruticosa

English Name

:

Fire Flame Bush

Synonym(s)

:

Woodfordia floribunda Salib.

Family

:

Lythraceae

 

General Info

Description

A much-branched shrub, with fluted stems and long, spreading branches, 1 to 3 m. high, rarely up to 7 m., Bark reddish brown, peeling off in thin, fibrous strips; leaves lanceolate, oblong-lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate; flowers numerous, brilliant red in dense axillary paniculate-cymose clusters; capsules ellipsoid, membranous; seeds brown, minute, smooth obovate.

Herb Effects

Stimulant (in pregnancy), astringent and abortifacient (flower), antibiotic (shoot), stimulant (plant-low dose), depressant (plant-high dose), stimulates the bowel (plant extract), antipyretic.

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Herb Information
Woodfordia fruticosa
Herbal Monograph

Chemistry

Active Ingredients

Anthocyanins, hecogenin, kaempferol and mesoinositol (flower), polyphenols (flower and leaf), octacosanol and beta-sitosterol (stem), C-glucoside (bark).

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
Product Categories

Name

CAS#

IUPAC Name

Formula

Structure

Product Categories
Hecogenin Not Available Not Available C27H42O4 Click Here To Enlarge
Kaempferol 80714-53-0 3-[3-[4,5-dihydroxy-
6-(hydroxymethyl)-3-
[3,4,5-trihydroxy-6-
(hydroxyme thyl)oxa
n-2-yl]oxy-oxan-2-yl
]oxy-4,5-dihydroxy-6
-(hydroxymethyl)oxan
-2 -yl]oxy-4,5-dihy
droxy-2-(4-hydroxyph
enyl)-chromen-7-one
C33H40O21 Click Here To Enlarge
Mesoinositol 6917-35-7 Cyclohexane-1,2,3,4,
5,6-hexol
C6H12O6 Click Here To Enlarge
Octacosanol 67905-27-5 Octacosan-1-ol C28H58O Click Here To Enlarge
Beta-sitosterol 5779-62-4 17-(5-ethyl-6-methyl
-heptan-2-yl)-10,13-
dimethyl-2,3,4,7,8,9
,11,12,14, 15,16,17
-dodecahydro-1H-cycl
openta[a]phenanthren
-3-ol
C29H50O Click Here To Enlarge

Pharmacology

Medicinal Use

In sores, ulcers, problems with mucous membranes of the body, hemorrhages, seminal weakness, menorrhagia, as a tonic, stimulant (in pregnancy) and astringent (flower), bowel disorders (including dysentery) (plant and flower), to treat thirst, toothache, bleeding, anorexia, diarrhoea, dysentery, leucorrhoea, amenorrhoea and herpes.

Reference

Chandel et al., Biodiversity in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India.


Uniyal et al., Medicinal Flora of Garhwal Himalayas.

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